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Collection: Green Snow Conditions (Cold, Squeaky Snow, -12°C to -30°C)

Green conditions are the coldest conditions. This snow will squeak when compressed. It can be new, old or manmade snow. Usually very dry. The harder the wax, the better it will be in these conditions. HF waxes have trouble working in the low humidity usually found at these temperatures. These waxes are coloured green by all the brands I can think of.

Friction Characteristics: Green conditions have two types of friction: kinetic and electrostatic. Kinetic friction is the result of snow crystals being frozen so hard they have no trouble biting into your ski's base. Using the hardest wax possible is key in green conditions. Synthetic hardeners straight or mixed in with your hardest wax may be even better. Since snow this cold holds virtually no liquid water, electrostatic friction becomes an issue where electrons are ripped away as your ski tries to glide. Graphite or gallium can help with reducing electrostatic friction. Because humidity is so low, fluoro compounds are usually unhelpful and can sometimes get in the way of good glide. LF or hydrocarbon waxes may out-test high-fluoro waxes if it’s dry enough.

Kick Waxing: Pretty much anything will give you grip in these conditions, but the main question is 'how much grip is too much grip?’ Green grip waxes are very hard, but some of them are also tacky or sometimes have tar additives. The tacky ones are essentially base binders. Often just a base binder is the best grip vs. glide combo in these conditions. Green waxes that aren’t tacky need to have a base binder to keep them on the ski since green conditions are abrasive. Keeping layers of hardwax thin and the number of layers minimal is very important in these conditions.

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    NF20 Solid Glide & Skin Wax w/cork
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  • Swix F4 Universal Paste Wax | 75ml
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    Express Paste Angle 1
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  • Vauhti KS Blue Klister | 60g (0C/-15C)
    A general klister for icy snow
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Spray Universal | 70ml
    Nordic Klister Spray Universal Angle 1
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  • Optiwax Eco Glide Tape (5C/-20C)
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  • STAR SG40 WARM Solid EZ-Glide Wax | 50g (-5C/-20C)
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    F4 Universal Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Blue Base Kick Wax | 45g
    Blue Base Kick Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Green Base Binder Kick Wax | 45g
    Green Base Binder Kick Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Base Binder Spray | 70ml
    Base Binder Spray Angle 1
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  • Swix Green Base Klister Spray | 70ml
    Green Base Klister Spray Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic Base Klister Green | 55g
    Nordic Base Klister Green Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Spray Base Green | 70ml
    Nordic Klister Spray Base Green Angle 1
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  • STAR TARGET S1 - BASE - Orange Hardwax | 45g (-3C/-20)
    TARGET S1 - BASE - Orange Hardwax
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  • STAR TARGET S8 - Green Hardwax | 45g (-6C/-20)
    TARGET S8 - Green Hardwax
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  • Optiwax Glide Tape 2 Wide (for alpine skis) (-5C/-20C)
    Glide Tape 2 Wide (for alpine skis)
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  • Optiwax Glide Tape 2 Extra Wide (for snowboards) (-5C/-20C)
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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.
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  • Vauhti GS CARROT LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    A liquid grip wax for cold temperatures, especially old/man-made snow.
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  • Vauhti KS BASE LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
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  • Vauhti GRIP and GLIDE LIQUID FOR CROWN & ZERO SKIS (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    Grip & glide for crown & zero skis in cold snow.
    13 in stock!
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE POLAR PARAFFIN (-2C/-25C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE POLAR PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for very cold conditions.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE GRAPHITE PARAFFIN (-1C/-25C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE GRAPHITE PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE COLD LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE COLD LIQUID GLIDE An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for cold conditions.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE SKIN SKI CLEAN and CARE LIQUID | 80mL
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE SKIN SKI CLEAN & CARE LIQUID A fluoro-free skin ski cleaner and glider.
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    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE SKIN CARE BLUE LIQUID A fluoro-free skin ski care glide wax for cold snow.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE POLAR LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (-5C/-25C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE POLAR LIQUID GLIDE An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for very cold conditions.
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free LGM Liquid Glider Multigrade (10C/-20C)
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  • Rode Non-Fluoro RL Racing Liquid Cold (-5C/-15C)
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  • Rode Skin Ski Wax Spray | 100mL (20C/-30C)
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    Rode ENDURANCE Non-fluoro Long Distance Paraffin 60g block
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  • Optiwax Klister Universal Kikkan | 55g (5C/-20C)
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  • Toko Performance Blue Paraffin Melt Wax
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    Base Performance Blue Paraffin Melt Wax Angle 1
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    Express Racing Rub-on Angle 1
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